Refrigerator - Set-Up Built-In WiFi Connect

Refrigerators with WiFi Connect have Built-In WiFi. When using the WiFi Connect option, you will need to set-up the refrigerator.

Optional WiFi Connect models can connect to WiFi  using the ConnectPlus module. For WiFi Connect set-up of these models: Refrigerator - Set-Up Optional WiFi Connect with ConnectPlus Module

Visit Connected Refrigerators for all current Built-In and Optional WiFi Connect Refrigerators.


To set up WiFi Connect on your refrigerator:

Step 1

Download the Kitchen - GE Appliances app.

The Kitchen - GE Appliances app can be used on Apple or Android smart phones, and is available to download for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Once downloaded, open the App on your smart phone and Sign In or create a WiFi Connect account.
 
  • If you already have a WiFi Connect account, select "Sign In." This takes you to the Welcome screen.
  • If you do not have a WiFi Connect account, select "Create Account." After you fill out the required information, you will receive an email to verify the account. Once the account has been verified, you will be able to use the email and password you created to sign into the App. Creating an account on the Kitchen - GE Appliances app:


Refrigerator WiFi Connect - Benefits of the Kitchen - GE Appliances App


Step 2

Determine your control type.

There are two types of control panels on WiFi Connect Refrigerators: 

LCD Touch Screen Control

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Pushbutton Control (also called Cap or Capacitive Touch) 

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Hint: If you are unsure of which control type you have, open the Kitchen - GE Appliances app and sign into your account. On the Home screen, press the Plus sign (+) to view the "Add An Appliance" screen. Press the ! symbol next to "Fridge (LCD Display)" or the "Fridge (Cap Touch)" to view a picture of each control panel.


Step 3

Confirm your appliance has WiFi Connect.

  • LCD Display: Touch the refrigerator LCD Display screen to wake up the display. Touch "Settings" and find the "WiFi" option.
  • Pushbutton Control: Open the right fresh food door and locate the "Connected Appliance Information" label on the right side wall.


Step 4

Connect your WiFi Connect refrigerator.

Open the Kitchen - GE Appliances app and sign into your account (if you are not already signed in). On the Home screen, press the Plus sign (+) to add the refrigerator to your account. Select "Fridge (LCD Display)" to take you to the Welcome screen. Press OK.From the Welcome screen, press OK. The App will provide set-up directions according to the type of controls found on the refrigerator.


LCD Display:

  1. On the App, choose the LCD Display option.
  2. On the refrigerator, tap "WiFi" on the display and then tap "Turn On." Make sure the WiFi icon is flashing on the LCD display.  
  3. The refrigerator display will show the WiFi Connect Network and Password. Enter the password from the display into the Password field. Press Next.
  4. You will be directed to go to your phone's WiFi settings and join the GE network listed on the refrigerator display.  If you do not know how to get to get to the WiFi settings, press "Show Me How" on the App.
    • On Android phones, you may see "Disable Smart Network Switch" in the instructions on the App. Press "Show Me How" for instructions on disabling this feature. The option may vary by phone; look for other options like: Auto Network Switch; Check for Internet Service; or Avoid Poor Networks. 
    • Getting your refrigerator connected to your Android smart phone:

  5. After joining the GE network, return to the App and press Next. This will start communication between the App and the refrigerator.
  6. If successful, the "Choose home network" screen will appear. Find your home WiFi network and enter your password to connect the device back to your home network.
    •  If you do not see your home network on the list of WiFi networks, chose the "Other" option and enter your network name yourself.
  7. The Connecting process will start.
  8. The appliance is connected once the App says "Congratulations! Enjoy your Connected Appliance!"


Pushbutton Controls:

  1. On the App, choose the Cap Touch option.
  2. Touch and hold "Water" and "Light" at the same time until the WiFi icon starts flashing on the display.
  3. Enter the password displayed on the Info label and press Next.
  4. You will be directed to go to your phone's WiFi settings and join the GE network listed on the Information label.  If you do not know how to get to get to the WiFi settings, press "Show Me How" on the App.
    • On Android phones, you may see "Disable Smart Network Switch" in the instructions on the App. Press "Show Me How" for instructions on disabling this feature. The option may vary by phone; look for other options like: Auto Network Switch; Check for Internet Service; or Avoid Poor Networks. 
    •  Getting your GE Appliances connected to your Android smart phone:


  5. After joining the GE network, return to the App and press Next. This will start communication between the App and the refrigerator.
  6. Return to the App and press Next. This will start communication between the App and the refrigerator.
  7. If successful, the "Choose home network" screen will appear. Find your home WiFi network and enter your password to connect the device back to your home network.
    • If you do not see your home network on the list of WiFi networks, chose the "Other" option and enter your network name yourself.
  8. The Connecting process will start.
  9. The appliance is connected once the App says "Congratulations! Enjoy your Connected Appliance!"


Watch how to set-up your WiFi Connect refrigerator with LCD Touch Screen Display:



Watch how to set-up your WiFi Connect refrigerator with Pushbutton Controls:


If you have difficulty connecting your refrigerator:Refrigerator Built-In WiFi Connect - Set-Up Troubleshooting

For further assistance, call the GE Appliances Connected Home Support Line at 1-800-220-6899, Monday -Friday 9am - 11pm ET, Saturday - Sunday 9am - 3pm ET, or email [email protected].